Liz Barbour’s cottage garden blends vegetables, herbs fruit trees, and edible shrubs into the landscape.
Liz Barbour's cottage garden blends vegetables, herbs fruit trees, and edible shrubs into the landscape.
  • Inside the Arnold Arboretum

TEWKSBURY -- Author Lisa Pearson will discuss her new book, "Arnold Arboretum" on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m., at the Tewksbury Library, 300 Chandler St., and share a multimedia presentation with the audience. Founded as a partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a blend of a respected research institution and beloved public park that occupies 281 acres. Pearson is the head of the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library and Archives. This hour-long event is open to adults and teens from Tewksbury and beyond. A Q&A and book selling and signing will take place after the presentation. Pre-register by calling 978-640- 4490, ext. 205, email rhayes@mvlc.org, or visit www.tewksburypl.org.


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  • Edible landscaping

NASHUA -- Join chef and gardener Liz Barbour at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., on Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m., for "Edible Landscaping: The Latest Garden Design," a slideshow tour of her small cottage garden. Learn how to beautifully and deliciously blend vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and edible shrubs into your landscape. Barbour, the owner of Liz Barbour's Creative Feast, shares her professional experiences and knowledge through cooking demonstration classes, wellness programs, in-home cooking parties and boutique-style private catering. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visit www.nashualibrary.org.

  • Portable herb gardens

HUDSON, N.H. -- Nothing makes home cooking taste better then fresh herbs. On Mon., June 13, at 7 p.m., herbal cookbook author Betsy Williams will visit the Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, to demonstrate how to plant a portable herb garden in a 14-inch container. Classic culinary herbs will be discussed, as will growing from plants or seeds, how and when to water and feed and how to harvest and use. Tastings of herb butter, nuts and vinegar will be included along with recipe sheets. One attendee will win a portable herb garden to take home. Pre-registration is requested, walk-ins welcome if space is available. Visit www.rmlnh.org/events or call 603-886-6030.